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Samuel Adams : the life of an American revolutionary

Author: John K Alexander
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Tells the story of a titan of America's revolutionary generation. Friend and foe alike considered Adams one of the greatest members of the generation that achieved American independence and crafted constitutions that made the ideal of republican government a living reality in the new nation. Adams's role as a major political author and organizer are explored as is his central role in momentous events including the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Samuel Adams
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John K Alexander
ISBN: 9780742570337 0742570339
OCLC Number: 678924183
Awards: Winner of Choice Magazine Outstanding Reference/Academic Book Award 2011.
Description: xii, 419 p. : ill., map ; 24 cm.
Contents: The failure of promise --
The people shall be heard --
The lurking serpent --
The politics of principle --
The great incendiary confronts the quiet period --
Britain miscalculates and the great incendiary strikes --
The helmsman of American independence --
"Zealous in the great cause" : winning independence --
"The principles of liberty" : the Massachusetts scene --
"An idolator of Republicanism" and the nation's constitution --
"The consistent republican" --
in the turbulent 1790s --
"The patriarch of liberty" .
Responsibility: John K. Alexander.

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Tells the story of a titan of America's revolutionary generation. Friend and foe alike considered Adams one of the greatest members of the generation that achieved American independence and crafted constitutions that made the ideal of republican government a living reality in the new nation. Adams's role as a major political author and organizer are explored as is his central role in momentous events including the Boston Massacre and the Boston Tea Party. The work demonstrates why Thomas Jefferson described Adams as the helmsman of the American Revolution. Adams's career during the war and his involvement in crafting and defending republican constitutions are assessed as are his views on virtue, religion, education, women, and slavery. Following Adams through the 1790s, one sees that he wanted the revolutionary generation to bequeath a land of liberty and equality to the nation's posterity. The personal side of this revolutionary who was renowned for his lack of concern for material things is not neglected. The symbiotic relationship of Samuel and his wife Elizabeth is analyzed. The work demonstrates that Adams's life provides a veritable guide to responsible citizenship and public service in a republic.

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